[Ads-l] suspect, adj.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 1 18:18:37 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 8:02 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> "Feeling suspicion; suspicious."
> Retired general on CNN:
> "I was suspect then, and I continue to be suspect."

Clearly, the OED is a Sisyphean effort. As a science-fiction author of the
'50's once noted - or quoted; I'm not up to getting serious about the
research, right now - "You can't even step into the same river *once*!"
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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